Lifetime warranty for Challenger 300-350 inlet acoustic panel and structural overhaul at DAS


Challenger 300-350 owners can now acquire a non-transferable overhaul warranty at Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) that covers the functionality and workmanship of inlet acoustic panel and inlet structure assembly for the aircraft’s service life. DAS already has a transferable 36-month warranty programme, which it will continue to offer.

“This lifetime warranty is the direct result of the quality of our comprehensive inlet repair, field-tested longevity and post-repair performance lifespan,” said Eli da Silva, vice president of sales and marketing at DAS. “Our OEM spec inlet repair is comprehensive, thorough and continually recognised by Challenger 300 and 350 owners and operators. Lifetime coverage of both inlet acoustic panel and structure repairs is the next logical step to support our clients. This programme surpasses OEM and current industry warranty offerings.”

The DAS inlet acoustic and structural lifetime warranty covers overhaul components including wire mesh and perforated skin, bonded assembly to include the core and skin, and the mount/attach ring – all including corrosion. It also covers outer skins, including erosion on the graphite surface at fastener locations.

The company says each overhaul is performed using an FAA-approved overhaul manual, bringing the inlet to meet/exceed OEM standards, including aft-mount ring replacement, outer barrel assembly repair and customer-specific paint and polish. DAS offers fixed pricing and a 12-14-day turnaround time for each inlet overhaul.

“In addition to the non-transferable lifetime warranty, we also support our customers with a fully transferable 36-month inlet repair warranty option, which is based on the date of the 8130-3 airworthiness approval,” said da Silva. “Both warranty options include corrosion coverage and our recognised workmanship. We feel this is an essential service for our customers.”

Both warranty programmes include a pre-overhaul assessment and consultation, providing full disclosure details and specifics of the warranty options.

DAS overhauls and repairs aircraft composites, structures and assemblies, specialising in thrust reversers, control surfaces, engine cowls, pylon and floor panels, doors and radomes for Bombardier Learjet and Challenger, Gulfstream, Piaggio, Embraer, Boeing, Hawker Beechcraft and Beechjet types.

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